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How will i know what does a tingling sensation in ur fingers mean?

How will i know what does a tingling sensation in ur fingers mean?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due to the shears pushing on the digital nerve to your thumb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth... It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area. Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings. Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your fingers and hands are tingling?

What exactly does it mean if your fingers and hands are tingling?

Paresthesias: Transient ones are common in panic disorders/hyperventilation syndrome, or when pressure applied to the nerve. Chronic ones can result from poor circulation or malnutrition or vitamin deficiency or diabetes or hypothyroidism, or other causes of nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What does tingling of the right arm and fingers mean?

What does tingling of the right arm and fingers mean?

pinched nerve: If there neck pain which radiates to right arm then you have pinched nerve in neck. If numbness is primarily in the fingers then carpal tunnel syndrome is possible. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you tingling in my left arm down threw my finger tips?

What do it mean when you tingling in my left arm down threw  my  finger tips?

Neurologic: Your description sounds like a nerve injury coming from your neck. In cervical radiculopathy the nerve root gets entrapped and causes dysfunction of the nerve and can lead to pain, paresthesias, numbness, or weakness. In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve gets entrapped at the wrist and leads to symptoms in the hands but not usually much up the arm. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does tingling hands and fingers mean?

What does tingling hands and fingers mean?

TINGLING HANDS: Tingling hands and fingers could mean many things. First of all, how long has it been going on. Do you take any medications? If it's both hands and fingers, it could be some nerve problems in the hands. Do you have diabetes? Do see your family doctor or dermatologist. Hope it gets better soon. ...Read more

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Tingling and sharp pain in rt fingers sometimes rt foot at the same time what does that mean?

Tingling and sharp pain in rt fingers sometimes rt foot at the same time what does that mean?

Pinched nerve: Nerve impingement. Pain and sensation travel together down the nerve bundles. When there is compression of the nerves this results in pain, numbness, and tingling. A neurological examination, nerve test, and imaging studies will determine the location of the nerve impingement. ...Read more

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My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

My 50 yr. Old husband has tingling and numbness feeling in his left arm mainly in his fingers and goes up to his shoulders , what does this mean?

Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Agree with others who suggest need for medical evaluation to rule out cardiac causes. However, can also be peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), cubital tunnel syndrome, or cervical radiculopathy. Would highly recommend evaluation. May need emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

No: Numbness is usually due to a nerve problem rather than circulation. You should be checked for carpal tunnel syndrome and a cervical disk. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can a tingling sensation in my pointer finger on my left hand mean?

Can anyone tell me what can a tingling sensation in my pointer finger on my left hand mean?

See neurologist: If it it is at the tip , it may be carpal tunnel syndrome vs. Pinched nerve in the neck area depending on the other associated symptoms you are having and exam findings by your neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your arm has a tingling sensation from the neck down to ur finger tips and then get numb? Any answers

What does it mean when your arm has a tingling sensation from the neck down to ur finger tips and then get numb? Any answers

? Spinal Stenosis: This may be due to arthritis or stenosis (narrowing) of her cervical spine causing compression and irritation of the spinal cord and nerves in your neck. You should discuss it further with your doctor and if needed see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have tingling in your left hand and fingres. Had it right hand but now it's in left hand and fingers.?

What does it mean when you have tingling in your left hand and fingres. Had it right hand but now it's in left hand and fingers.?

Sounds c/w nerve : Perhaps you use your hands for repetitive activity such as keyboard activities, and a flexion/extension of your wrists can cause a synovitis at the wrist with subsequent carpal tunnel syndrome, but could be at elbow as an alternative explanation. You may need an EMG test to pin this down, but usually quite reversible. ...Read more

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Does lip numbness and fingers tingling relate to coversyl or coversyl plus? If so what does this mean?

Does lip numbness and fingers tingling relate to coversyl or coversyl plus? If so what does this mean?

Yes. See doc ASAP!: Yes, tingling in lips and fingers can be caused by either version of this medicine. It may indicate low potassium. See your doctor asap! do not stop the medication without express directions from you physician. Take some orange juice and eat a banana in the meantime. ...Read more

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I frequently have tingling in my face, hands, and legs. Sometimes it can get painful and I can't move my fingers. What does this mean?

I frequently have tingling in my face, hands, and legs. Sometimes it can get painful and I can't move my fingers. What does this mean?

Just a thought: but could you be HYPERVENTILATING (Breathing too fast ...associated with anxiety) Breathing into a paper bag is the "ancient" method of "diagnosing" this condition.....just a thought ...Read more

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I ve been on eltroxin for a year 200mg, I am felling numbness and tingling on toes & fingers and muscle weakness. What does this mean?

I ve been on eltroxin for a year 200mg, I am felling numbness and tingling on toes & fingers and muscle weakness. What does this mean?

Probably not: Related to the levothyroxin, but more related to hypothyroidism. Report this symptom to your prescribing doctor. You may need a dosage adjustment. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

?carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let your doctor know about this, as simple to reverse. ...Read more

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What could having rapid heart beat and tingling hands, fingers mean? No sign of chest pain.

What could having rapid heart beat and tingling hands, fingers mean? No sign of chest pain.

Chicken vs Egg: Those symptoms come together as a form of anxiety. But it has to be determined what caused what: your heart started beating rapidly for some reason and you noticed it and started freaking-out, breathing so hard that your fingers tingle (really).-OR- for some reason you became anxious about something, breathing hard and your heart started racing. You might want to get checked out for them... ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness ; tingling: There are variety possible causes for this condition including musculus-skeletal disorders of the cervical area, multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. The treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more